Fuel Fix

(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)

Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.

Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)
The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil industry needs half a trillion dollars to endure price slump

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If oil stays at about $40 a barrel, the shakeout could be profound.

(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Boeing, Etihad, Total to develop aviation biofuels

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Aircraft maker Boeing Co., Etihad Airways, the oil company Total and others say they will work together on a program to develop an aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates.
A fire from a train derailment burns uncontrollably as seen in this aerial photograph Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, west of Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/The Forum, Michael Vosburg)

In N. Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

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The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.
Tobias Read	Tobias Read, CEO of Swift Worldwide Resources.

Q&A: Company goes global to find local talent

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Swift Worldwide Resources, a global oil and gas staffing company with 23 offices on six continents, moved its worldwide headquarters from London to Houston last year. Swift specializes in the recruitment of contract and direct-hire positions across all sectors of the oil and gas industry.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

FBI plan to put agents in Bakken Shale sparks flap

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Crime on both sides of the states’ border has spiked as thousands of new workers brings drug traffickers in their wake.
President Barack Obama speaks at Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Greens push back on Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy

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President Barack Obama’s oft-touted “all-of-the-above” energy plan has long been used to emphasize the administration’s commitment to oil and gas, even as the White House embraces cleaner alternatives.
Categories: Politics/Policy
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BP can’t stop seafood payments, plaintiffs attorneys say

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BP Plc should keep paying more than $2.3 billion to seafood-industry interests as part of a settlement of claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while a fraud probe tied to the accord is pending, plaintiffs’ attorneys said.
FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2012 file photo, Steve Lipsky demonstrates how his well water ignites when he puts a flame to the flowing well spigot outside his family's home in rural Parker County near Weatherford, Texas. A preliminary analysis of testing in the past year of North Texas water contaminated with explosive methane has found that the problem has spread to more residential wells, and scientists analyzing those samples believe the new evidence more conclusively points to a nearby gas drilling operation as the source of the problem. (AP Photo/LM Otero, file)

New tests find more methane in North Texas water

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Texas’ oil and gas regulator has opened a new investigation into allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water after residents complained that independent sampling by university researchers revealed high levels of the explosive gas in their residential wells, the state agency and scientists said.
Categories: General, Natural gas, Texas